Has so-and-so false teacher always been false, or did it just start now?
A reader asked if the seeds of apostasy were always in Beth Moore or if they are just emerging now.
The answer is both.
There are only two states for man: we are either 'in Adam' (sin) or we are 'in Christ' (righteous). (1 Corinthians 15:22). If a teacher is in Christ, they will always grow more sanctified. Sanctification ALWAYS grows in an increasing, upward direction. Sure, sometimes it is slower than others, and for a season a teacher might teach something false, but Spirit will never allow a sanctified teacher to remain in heresy or falsity. The Spirit is in us to testify of Christ, not satan. (John 15:26). The Spirit will cause a sanctified teacher eventually to see his or her error and repent of it, and then continue growing.
There are false teachers who are in sheep's clothing. (Matthew 7:15). Since those 'in Adam' always grow too, but grow in their sin, eventually they outgrow those sheep's clothes and their falseness becomes apparent. At some point they are unable to keep up the charade. Moore has outgrown her sheep clothes.
But she has always been false.
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in the Christian, sanctified life.
Wolves might walk for a while with us, but they outgrow their ability to hide